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Old Atlantic Rail Station

Avenida 3 and Calle 21 | Parque Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Nice historic train station

A nice historic and still in operation train station near National Park. Beautiful outside... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2018
Prawet J
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Actually took the train

We had a short tour to Cartaga and we actually took the train back to San Jose from there. It's a... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2018
mas1958
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Feb 4, 2018
“Actually took the train”
Mar 18, 2018
“Nice historic train station”
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Avenida 3 and Calle 21 | Parque Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

A nice historic and still in operation train station near National Park. Beautiful outside building. It is too bad that the place is locked when no trains are coming and going. It is a nice place to look at, and is also located near 17th...More

Thank Prawet J
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

We had a short tour to Cartaga and we actually took the train back to San Jose from there. It's a well used transportation and was quite busy. The ride was fine and we had a nice view coming back. Unfortunately we returned to San...More

Thank mas1958
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Reviewed March 25, 2017

I had hear that there were exhibits within the station, but not so. It's still an active commuter station, so we were able to see a portion of the building being used as a ticketing spot and people getting off and boarding a train. About...More

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Reviewed February 24, 2017

This is (again) a lively Railway station, especially during peak hours there are long queues of people waiting. The price is 550 Colones one way regardless of where you get off. I took the train in Cartago at the end of the afternoon, when most...More

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Reviewed November 3, 2016

The height of budget railroad technology, sixty or seventy years ago perhaps. Interesting building and facility, and a little more visually pleasing than its sister Pacific Rail Station across downtown. But observe and be amazed at the creaky old narrow gauge tracks wending their way...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2016

We viewed this train from our bus tour of downtown San Jose. It was difficult to take pictures with the fence enclosure. Brick sidewalk was nice and was great to see a part of Costa Rica history. Glad they have preserved this train.

1  Thank kythoro
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Reviewed July 28, 2016

Beautiful architecture. Lovely history. This is a nice building to look at and read up on the jungle train history. I took the train from here many times when it was operative from San Jose to Limon in the early 1980s. Brought back many memories....More

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Reviewed January 17, 2016

You may as well just drive by this because the train station is not open and the train is caged in and very difficult to even take pictures of it through the fence. There is very little information except on a plaque by the train...More

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Reviewed December 1, 2015

We were walking by this on the way to a restaurant and stopped in to have a look, not a lot for a tourist as far as historical displays, but a nice building none the less. There was a number of pieces of street art...More

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed September 9, 2015

Barely functional as a train station, but you can take the train to Cartago from here for around C550. There is no information and the building is always closed when I go by there. Has potential, but needs an investment of capital and labor.

Thank jackietrehorn
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